Strategic Partnership Helps Professionals Apply Jack Welch’s Proven Leadership Principles to Improve Business Performance and Accelerate Careers
Herndon, VA—November 19, 2012—The Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University and Udemy, a leading online education marketplace, announce today a strategic partnership to offer online leadership development solutions available through a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider.
The Jack Welch Management Institute applies the celebrated management practices of Fortune magazine’s “Manager of the Century,” Jack Welch and combines real-world instruction with immediate, on-the-job applicability. The Institute currently offers Executive MBA and Executive Certificate programs that fit the needs of new and experienced managers alike.
Through extensive work with over 150 corporations, the Jack Welch Management Institute and Strayer University have identified an unmet business need for high-quality, practical management training. Corporations are increasingly looking for shorter-form courses that provide specific, applicable and timely education to a large pool of employees as an effective way of further educating their teams. Together, the Jack Welch Management Institute and Udemy are committed to solving this business need by providing world-class leadership training courses on a large scale to individuals and mid- and large-size companies worldwide.
“We are always looking for innovative ways to bring technology enhancements to our offerings and our clients have told us that too many management training and development programs don’t deliver on their promise because the content is too rigid and theoretical, ” said Dean Sippel, General Manager of the Jack Welch Management Institute. “The courses that we will provide, offer ultimate flexibility, a personalized learning experience, and winning skills that can be used on the job, right away.”
The courses will be customized based on user preference, either instructor-led or self-paced, but both will remain true to the on-demand model, providing working professionals the much needed flexibility to achieve the certification whenever and wherever convenient. Courses, which will be provided at a cost, will include leadership, people management, strategy, operational excellence and others.
“The Jack Welch Management Institute is one of the most respected adult-focused educators in the United States, and we are proud to be their partner,” said Dennis Yang, president and chief operating officer, Udemy. “We both believe that the cross collaboration between education and technology is the key to personal growth and the future of learning.”
About The Jack Welch Management Institute
The core mission of the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University is to provide students and organizations with the proven methodologies, immediately actionable practices, and respected credentials needed to win in the most demanding global business environments. By teaching the performance and people-driven management canon of Jack Welch and other renowned business leaders, the Jack Welch Management Institute prepares Executive MBA and Executive Certificate program graduates to transform their companies and careers. For more information, please visit www.jwmi.com.
About Strayer University
Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has been in operation since 1892. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, human resource management, education, health services administration, public administration, management and criminal justice to working adult students at 99 campuses in 23 states and Washington, D.C., as well as worldwide via the Internet. Strayer University also offers an executive MBA online through its Jack Welch Management Institute. For more information, visit www.strayer.edu or call 1-888-4-STRAYER (888-478-7293).
Udemy is an online marketplace that connects experts from around the world with learners who are seeking better skills, careers and lives. Through their unique and on-demand online courses, Udemy is leading skill-based and lifelong learning online with more than 5,000 courses, from Technology to Business, taught by some of the world’s top experts, including New York Times best-selling authors, CEOs, celebrities, and Ivy League professors. By changing the lives of more than 400,000 students, Udemy is driving innovation and democratization of the learning process. For more information, please visit www.udemy.com.